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My Senior Seminar Reflection Log - Just another Edublogs.org site

My Senior Seminar Reflection Log - Just another Edublogs.org site | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
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This is the blog that i've been writing in for the past couple of months. Here, I've been able to voice my opinons, write about my project, and show how i've been growing over the course of this year. Looking back, i'm very proud of the things that i've accomplished, and I hope that the path i'm taking will lead me to gread success.

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English—Literature Emphasis, BA | Western Washington University

English—Literature Emphasis, BA | Western Washington University | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
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This is the college that I really would like to go to. I would like to attend WWU In Bellingham, WA because it's said to have one of the best educational programs in the country. I would like to be taught by professors that care about their student, and I would like to surround myself in an environnment that I would be able to work and live in. I would love to go to Western!

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Teaching English is special – it gives students a voice - The Guardian (blog)

Teaching English is special – it gives students a voice - The Guardian (blog) | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)
Teaching English is special – it gives students a voice
The Guardian (blog)
I enjoy teaching English because it's special – it gives students a voice.
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I liked this article because the writer had the same thoughts and ideas that I had. In an english class, a student is able to express their thoughts and feelings in a totally different way, one that is not comparable to other classes, and sometimes even in real life. Being an english teacher is special -- you're able to see the way that people are feeling through different mediums, which isn't always available in other classes.

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WOIS - Secondary School Teacher

WOIS provides current information on occupations, educational programs and postsecondary schools in Washington State
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You need a site key to view this content. This whole website allowed me to see how to become a teacher, what you can get out of it, and even the average salary of a secondary school teacher. This is helpful for me because it's relevant to what i've been looking for this entire time.

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'There's a hyper-awareness you have as a teacher – that took me by surprise' - The Guardian (blog)

'There's a hyper-awareness you have as a teacher – that took me by surprise' - The Guardian (blog) | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) 'There's a hyper-awareness you have as a teacher – that took me by surprise' The Guardian (blog) I'd done an English literature degree and a master's in creative writing, so if there was ever a subject for me to teach, then it...
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good article about how rewarding being a teacher can be. through all the tears, hard work, and determination, it's fairly rewarding knowing that at the end of the day, you're able to change the mind of somebody that could change the world when they become adults.

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Daily Talker: Should High School Start Later? - CBS Local

Daily Talker: Should High School Start Later? - CBS Local | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
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Daily Talker: Should High School Start Later?
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Allowing high school students to sleep in a bit and start classes later in the morning can mean better grades, attendance, and can improve their health.
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an interesting read... a lot of the comments also make sense. this might have changed my viewpoint on starting school a bit later!

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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

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One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.

 


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Questions that are thought-provoking are important to any student's education, since they help students understand the true meaning behing what's being taught. (Also, very teachable to almost anybody!)

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ANA's curator insight, March 7, 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

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The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

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Less lecturing, more doing: New approach for AP classes - The Seattle Times

Less lecturing, more doing: New approach for AP classes - The Seattle Times | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
Less lecturing, more doing: New approach for AP classes
The Seattle Times
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this pertains to me a lot, especially because i am an AP English student. i do think that "less lecturing, more doing" would improve scores a lot more, mainly because many kids in AP classes, especially math or english, are more "touchy-feely" than other kids, and absorb more information via notes and projects. through "doing", kids are able to see for themselves what they're really capable of, instead of a teacher lecturing them and telling them what they SHOULD be capable of and what they SHOULD know, instead of praising what they've already learned through their classes. It makes a student feel much more comfortable, and it helps patch mistakes and bumps in a child's learning.

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10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders

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"You don't need to be in a leadership position, to be a leader." By Jill Thompson We need teacher leaders! Why? Teacher leaders are the ones that make change happen. They are the ones that understa...

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Being a leader in the classroom is fairly important, especially when leading kids towards their future. Being a teacher leader is very important because you're the person that gives students the tools to a bright future. You are the person that is able to bend and form a student into a "bright star", and teachers that lead are always there for children to look up to.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 1:48 PM

We do not build leaders. Having said that, teachers are leaders by the very vocation of teaching. Pedagogy is leading. Education is a forming, nurturing, and leading  process for students and teachers. The problem might be we manage too many things and leading is about letting go and opening up.

jewell Moss's curator insight, March 3, 6:29 PM

There are simple ways to be a leader, do you have the qualities? Any one can lead, and any one can teach with the right qualities.

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Teaching, Writing & Books : How to Become a Secondary School Teacher

In most states, secondary school teachers require specific credentials, which include a bachelor's degree and a secondary credential that is generally focuse...
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This is important to me because i'm able to learn and understand what goes into becoming a secondary school teacher. This helps me get onto the right track!

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Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification M.Ed. - UW Bothell

Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification M.Ed. - UW Bothell | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
We offer Education in Business, Arts-IAS, Engineering(CSS), Science/ Technology, and Nursing in Washington from Seattle/ Bellevue/ Kirkland to Renton and Mount Vernon
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UW Bothell would be another school that I would be interested in. I would like to go here because it's relatively close to home, -- only 30 minutes away, and because I've heard that their programs are fantastic. Also, i'm interested in the idea that their dorms are actually apartments. UW Bothell is one of my first choices when it comes to picking out a college.

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Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important - The Atlantic

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Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important
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I loved poetry in high school. I wrote it. I read it. Today, I slip scripture into an analysis of The Day of the Locust. A Nikki Giovanni piece appears in The Bluest Eye unit.
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I think that teaching poetry in the classroom is very important. Poetry allows the student to open their mind and see what kind of feelings that other authors may be harboring. Poetry allows kids to learn different ways of speaking, learn different values from different time periods, and to analyze the differnet techniques that were utilized in the poem. Learning poetry is just as important as reading novels.

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New exam prioritizes college readiness over high school graduation - Press of Atlantic City

New exam prioritizes college readiness over high school graduation - Press of Atlantic City | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
New exam prioritizes college readiness over high school graduation Press of Atlantic City LAWRENCEVILLE — Scores on the new state high school tests will indicate whether students are ready for college-level work, a representative of the group...
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I think that this is very important because it's far too often an issue where schools will test on what students know at that moment, instead of testing to see how far they will succeed in the future. Students will often memorize information just so they are able to pass a test, but with this testing, you are able to see how ready they are for later, instead of how ready they are for right now.

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Don't Be Afraid to Use Drama as an English Teaching Tool

Check out this post Don't Be Afraid to Use Drama as an English Teaching Tool!


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I like this article because it shows that you can use other mediums to show important aspects of your class, like acting, drawing, and other parts of "drama". This would probably be some sort of medium that I would use in my classroom, since many kids are receptive to "dramatic learning".

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How to Become a Secondary School Teacher

How to Become a Secondary School Teacher | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
Secondary school teachers are and always will be an essential part of daily life. It is hard to imagine a situation where we will not need people to...
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very useful to me! includes how to become qualified and salaries. even though some of the information is only applicable to folks in the UK, it's still great to get a general idea from the information in this article.

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Poems for High School Students- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Poems for High School Students- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
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Good list of poems to teach high school students, as well as tips and tricks on how to effectively educate them.

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There are great names in the list of links.

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How to Create a Creative Curriculum | eHow

How to Create a Creative Curriculum | eHow | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
A creative curriculum uses the students' interests in a safe environment to provide a healthy and engaging learning atmosphere. According to Theory and Creative Curriculum, one of the biggest priorities in a creative curriculum is to meet students' basic needs. Educators must provide a learning environment where students feel safe and have...
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Helpful when it comes to wanting to make the classroom fun. Even though this website is fairly informal (EHow??), it allows you to get an idea of where to begin with your curriculum-building process.

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What Classes to Take in College to Become a Teacher | eHow

What Classes to Take in College to Become a Teacher | eHow | A Future in Education | Scoop.it
To become a teacher, you need to receive a degree in education or a related discipline that will prepare you for certification in your state of residence. Some states offer certification to recruit talented individuals who may not have a degree in education but may have a degree in another field (this generally involves testing, a few additional...
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Some information on what it take to become a teacher. Not too detailed, but it gets you on the right track.

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How To Become A Teacher Part 3 - How To Get A Teaching Job

How to get a teaching job. http://GetTeachingJob.com/Guide-To-Becoming-Teacher-by-Tim-Wei Interview tips by Wendy, a newly hired teacher in Pennsylvannia, es...
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(Watch Later). Provides good tips on how to get out there into the world of Education.

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